Kathleen J. Millen

Kathleen J. Millen, PhD


Professor

Center for Integrative Brain Research

Seattle Children's Hospital
Box 359300
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Email: kathleen.millen@seattlechildrens.org
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Kathleen J. Millen, PhD, is professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She is also a Principle Investigator at the Seattle Children's Hospital Research Institute, Center for Integrative Brain Research. Her research laboratory focuses on the genetic basis of early brain development mental retardation, autism and hydrocephalus.

In particular, her lab uses the synergy of both human and mouse genetics to identify genes causing cerebellar malformations and then defines the underlying developmental processes necessary for normal development. Although her studies are of basic science interest, they also have considerable clinical relevance. Specifically, her group identified the first genes for human Dandy-Walker malformation, the most common structural defect of the cerebellum affecting 1/5000 births and often causing significant intellectual and motor delays. Concurrently she is also studying multiple mouse mutants with abnormal cerebellar development to gain insights into the fundamental developmental programs that drive brain cell fate specification and patterning. These studies in turn provide new candidate genes for human developmental brain disorders.

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Faculty and Staff Directory

Division Chief


Bamshad, Michael J., MD

Faculty


Adam, Margaret L.P., MD
Beck, Anita E., MD, PhD
Beier, David Randolph, MD, PhD
Dobyns, William B., MD
Doherty, Daniel A., MD, PhD
Glass, Ian A., MD, MB ChB
Hahn, Sihoun, MD, PhD
Hing, Anne V., MD
Johnson, Rebecca H., MD
Mefford, Heather C., MD, PhD
Merritt, J. Lawrence, MD
Millen, Kathleen J., PhD
Miller, Daniel G., MD, PhD
Mirzaa, Ghayda, MD
Osborne, William R.A., PhD
Pagon, Roberta A., MD
Scott, C. Ronald, MD
Sun, Angela, MD
Wallace, Stephanie E., MD

Fellows


Aldinger, Kim, PhD
Carvill, Gemma, PhD
Chong, Jessica X, PhD
Gallego, Jabier, PhD
Geister, Krista, PhD
Ha, Seungshin, PhD
Myers, Candace, PhD
O'Day, Diana, PhD
Yu, Joon-Ho, MPH, PhD

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners


Earl, Dawn L., ARNP
Hale, Susan L., MN, ARNP

Genetic Counselors


Conta, Jessie, MS, CGC
Golden-Grant, Katie L, MS, CGC
Jamal, Seema M., MSc, CGC, CCGC
Ramsdell, Linda, MS, CGC
Schubert, Penny, MS, CGC
Sternen, Darci, MS, CGC
Uhrich, Stefanie, MS, CGC

Research Staff


Amell, Amanda M., BS
Bacus, Tamara J., BS
Bofferding, Kathryn, BS
Buckingham, Kati, BS
Buroker, Norman E., PhD
Cook, Joseph, MS
Dempsey, Jennifer C., MPH
Eisenhauer, Melissa M.
Elliott, Susan E.
Frasher, Vicki A.
Garretson, Janet, MSW
Gildersleeve, Heidi, MS
Harrell, Tanya, BS
Heard, Jeff, BS
Heffernan, Janie, MS, RD
Huang, Jie-Yu, PhD
Lam, Jennfier P., MS
McMillin, Maggie J., BS
Musick, Katie, BA
Naluai-Cecchini, Theresa
Ogata, Beth, MS, RD, CSP
Person, Richard E.
Petek, Lisa, BS
Phelps, Ian, BS
Ragothaman, Kevin, BS
Shanker, Aditi, BA
Trahms, Cristine M., MS, RD
Wu, Zaining

Division Administrative Staff


Chin, Eileen, BA (Acc)
Ngai, Susanna, BS